This is a no brainer. Phelps lake by far is my favorite. I've fished ky lake, pickwick, eufaula, kerr ,gaston, and most every lake and river in nc as well as th potomac. Phelps is just a special lake. Th scenery is awsome, seen 10 bears and 1 giant rattlesnake in four trips this year. Th fishin can be tough but they easily average 3 to 3.5 lbs and i have caught a 9 and a 10. i like wading th south side in mid summer and usually have th lake nearly to myself. emergent grass beds, lily pads, cypress trees and a few docks. lake can get very rough so check th weather b4 leaving.